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Prochelidella Lapparent de Broin and de la Fuente 2001 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Chelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 81425

Full reference: F. d.e. Lapparent de Broin and M. S. de la Fuente. 2001. Oldest world Chelidae (Chelonii, Pleurodira), from the Cretaceous of Patagonia, Argentina. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Sciences de la Terre et des plančtes 333:463-470

Parent taxon: Chelidae according to I. J. Maniel et al. 2020

Sister taxa: Acanthochelys, Birlimarr, Chelinae, Chelodina, Chelodininae, Chelus, Chelymys antiqua, Chelymys arata, Elseya, Emydura, Hydraspis arenarius, Hydromedusa, Hydromedusinae, Mendozachelys, Myuchelys, Naiadochelys patagonica, Pelecomastes ampla, Phrynops, Platemys, Platemys bergii, Platemys entreriana, Platemys holmbergii, Platemys mesopotamica, Platemys robusta, Platemys torrentium, Pseudemydura, Rheodytes, Rionegrochelys, Trionyx argentina, Yaminuechelys, Hydraspis

Subtaxa: Prochelidella argentinae, Prochelidella buitreraensis, Prochelidella cerrobarcinae, Prochelidella portezuelae

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore